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Posted on 27/06/2017 by Benjamin Royal

Upcoming workshop: On Modelling Growth

OPEN DESIGN Team participating at Design Modelling Symposium Paris 2017

 

Open Designers Agustina, Benjamin and Heidi have been accepted to hold a workshop at the Design Modelling Symposium in Paris 2017: Humanizing Digital Reality. The workshop WS 3: On Modelling GrowthLearning through the complexity and the simplicity in form & matter will be developed during the 16th & 17th September 2017. The workshop builds on the empirical research from the project Confluences of Growth presented in the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung in February 2017.

We would also like to invite anyone interested in the event to register for the larger Symposium which continues over the weekend and is hosted by ENSA-V | Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles with keynote speakers including Achim Menges (University of Stuttgart), Antoine Picon (Harvard University) and Carlo Ratti (MIT).

 

 

WORKSHOP: ON MODELLING GROWTH – LEARNING OF THE COMPLEXITY & THE SIMPLICITY IN FORM & MATTER

 

This workshop will investigate growth through explorations with physical elements, two very basic entities, an infinite line and a discrete bond. The participants will develop a design perspective on how geometry can be manipulated at the local and global scale to generate growing patterns and structures, creating a constant feedback between scales through an iterative and recursive process.

 

The aim is to develop an understanding through collective learning about the complexity and simplicity in form and matter. This workshop exposes and unfolds growth factors using modelling techniques, frequently found in design practices. It will follow an empirical design research, articulating the findings through operative and open models, questioning traditional boundaries of knowledge production through pedagogical design methodologies.

 

Registrations are now open: WS 3: On Modelling Growth

 

 

The Design Modelling Symposium is an interdisciplinary platform to explore the environment of Architecture, Engineering and Art. This years conference looks at Humanizing Digital Reality. Instead of asking what is the influence of CAD on buildings, city-planning, fabrication and its processes we could invert the question: What is the influence of the human in controlling the CAD and so how much is human in control of its surroundings?